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  1. Day 15 – Putting “Bead” Work Great putters are good at putting’s three keys: Read, Bead, and Speed. Today’s drills focus on the “Bead” Key by ensuring that you can hit your start line and hit the center of the putter face. You’ll need a metal yardstick, some cups or glasses, and a few extra golf balls. With these simple supplies, you can become a better putter! For today’s drills, again, you’ll need: A metal yardstick. Two cups or glasses. Two extra golf balls. A desire to improve your putting stroke. The drills for today: 2:00 – Putt off the end
    3 points
  2. I just had a swing analysis in Feb and for me, takeaway is initiated by my shoulders and downswing by my lower body (hips and quads).
    2 points
  3. Flop Catch Challenge! Woo-hoo!
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  4. Day 13 - Flop Catch! And, that's my thumb at the end... I promise I'm not giving y'all the finger.
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  5. As promised. Cleaned em up (not perfect but good enough for government work). Putter didn't come out of it's cover and has been posted before.
    2 points
  6. My apologies @iacas - not trying to high jack the thread. While its not today's putting drill per se this is my grandson' perspective on creating putting challenges (hence the hump via plastic putters and StarWars light saber and miniature traffic cones), may we never face a green this tough at the cup....
    2 points
  7. Had trouble finding a level spot in my house to film in. This was the only place.
    2 points
  8. I think this is going to be a very "feel" based thing which will vary by player. I don't know if there is a right or wrong answer. Day 10 of the Covid-19 30 Day Practice plan talked about finding a trigger that worked for you. For me personally the first thing I like to feel is my hands moving back and in towards my right leg and the clubhead staying outside my hands on the way back, because I used to roll the clubface open on the way back. I've never thought about my body leading/initiating the golf swing, I've always thought about my hands to initiate the swing.
    2 points
  9. 4/15/20 - yardstick putting drill 2 cup putting drill with Masters cups gate drill with 2 cup combo at the end Obviously both the yardstick and my floors are crooked! 🤨 my gate was rather forgiving, but I will take the cups and gate drills to a practice green later today. Good ones for me and my putting woes
    2 points
  10. "Worth it" for what? Strokes Gained type stuff doesn't care what club you hit. Only the distance and lie, basically, and where the shot finishes up. If you're worried about your "stats" for each club's distance… who cares? I think my GAME GOLF says my PW goes 110 or something… when it goes 125-130, because I almost never hit a full shot with it. I don't care about that — I know how far my clubs go.
    2 points
  11. As usual, I appreciate you guys taking the time to explain this pretty thoroughly. I was able to do a little more practicing yesterday, and I was having success performing the stroke more in line with what you guys are suggesting. Overall, I'm finding the benefits of the shallower plane are indeed outweighing slightly better low point control. Hell, given how little information I have regarding my past pitching stroke (no video or anything concrete, just feels), it's possible low point control was never really an issue and that the crux of the problem was just really poor club turf interaction
    2 points
  12. Sorry if this was already asked but have you read the book, Lowest Score Wins? LSW is a very informative book written by Erik ( @iacas ) and Dave Wedzik. I and many others here highly recommend this book. You can post a video of your swing in the ‘Members Swings’ thread and get some excellent advice as well. Cheers.
    2 points
  13. Short game will help, and often much faster, but also… with much less room. You can pretty quickly save a few shots by improving your putting and the short game, but the bigger gains all come from the full swing.
    2 points
  14. I don't, and I'm not going to assume. At various points in the last couple of years, both short game and putting were glaring weaknesses in my game. I'm going to be the guy to ask the tough question here: what are you doing about it? What's your plan to make sure you make more bogeys and pars and eliminate the big numbers? If you're not hitting many GIR, bogey is really the best score you can realistically make unless you're really good at trouble shots and short game. Considering a hole lost when you're laying +1 is basically like me considering a hole lost when I'm laying
    2 points
  15. PGA Tour set to announce return of season in June with Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial, per report - CBSSports.com We may be getting closer to seeing the best golfers in the world return to action on the courses
    1 point
  16. Your brain The first conscious move I make in the takeaway is to hinge my wrists, which funny enough, happens slowly enough that I’m not fully hinged until A4. I don’t use a trigger; I prefer to stay loose and tend to just bounce around after a couple of waggles and swing.
    1 point
  17. Day 15. I had been meaning to buy a yardstick for putting and this finally made me go get one. Did all 3 drills separately for a bit, then did some at the end combining all 3 which I filmed. I did a pretty good job rolling the ball down the stick, and didn't hit the ping pong balls by my putter at all, and only hit the ones at the end of the stick a couple times when I did the drill without the yardstick.
    1 point
  18. Okay catching up a bit. Day 14- Did everything but the catch. This is NM and, well, we don't have lawns for the most part. If I get to a park I will post. I did do the drills including the one I posted below where I deposited a chrome soft onto the roof of my next door neighbor! Day 15- Done! video below Day 16- Done, No video. This is a new drill to me but I like it. This is something I will start on my daily Covid-19 putting drills I do every night.
    1 point
  19. It really does look obscene every time I play it. 🙂
    1 point
  20. Here I just assumed the wind was blowing left to right on every hole 😜
    1 point
  21. On the Mark podcast interviews David Woods. On the Mark Golf Podcast - David Woods Talks Swing-Plane and the PlaneMate Training Aid | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts Listen to On the Mark Golf Podcast episodes free, on demand. David Woods (Canada) is the Director of Golf at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells...
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  22. Day 15: I uploaded the video with no sound because the combined sound of the golf ball rolling on tile and my kids fighting over the video game they’re playing is banned by the Geneva Convention. I struggled a little with rolling the ball off the end of the yardstick until I realized my ball position was a little off and there was too much space between the ball and my putter at setup. After that I feel I did well, overall. Also I realized that my putter was toe up the whole time. That’s because I’m not wearing shoes. Probably should have done this in at least flip flop
    1 point
  23. Agree, that's why I made the 'sarcastic' comment.
    1 point
  24. You should know this one. Bunkers might as well be shaded black for high handicap players. Aim accordingly.
    1 point
  25. +2, 38 today on my back nine. Very pleased with that without considering strong wind and the greens were just aerated. Three bogeys and one birdie! Been working much more on putting as it’s been a glaring weakness of late. Had three putts 30’+ and lagged them all to tap ins. Birdie putt was a 6’ which is a low percentage make for me. So looking good! No s***** of course!
    1 point
  26. Here's a good example from my rounds so far this year, guess which club I use A LOT around the green?
    1 point
  27. I bought a home that's old enough to come in under the old law: "Build it good boys, and try not to breathe in too much sawdust."
    1 point
  28. Nice work @dennyjones.
    1 point
  29. Germany, who seems to be handling this better than anywhere else in the Western world, announced that there will be no sporting events with fans until August 31. I assume the PGA Tour is planning no fans for a while, but I doubt any events with fans are happening in the next couple of months. Peter Kostis also made a good point on twitter (sorry, can't link right now) that you can't broadcast a tournament, even without fans, and practice social distancing. Even a tournament that is only players, caddies, support staff, and broadcasters is going to involve a couple of hundred, maybe even
    1 point
  30. Oh hell, our kids know more about reverse psychology than we do. They use it on us... "Son, let me teach you how to drink a beer and not spill it. And how not to fall off the front edge of the TopGolf range mat, after your second beer."
    1 point
  31. Carl, I think we share the same son.
    1 point
  32. Not necessarily. You can push your hands 30° forward and still be swinging them "up" at the moment of impact. I like (as a very general rule) 1-2° loft at impact and 2-3° rise angle at impact, so it's very small. Basically, a level to slightly ascending hit is all you really need, with not much loft. You could film some high-speed stuff, even if you put some graph paper behind your putter (between your feet and your putter) to provide a reference point to see if your putter head is moving up slightly.
    1 point
  33. I've always felt that it was harmful for golf professionals to over-stress the importance of the short game to beginners who have major issues with the long game. Imagine a beginner standing on the tee of a 475 yard par five. He tops his drive twenty yards down the fairway, whiffs a three wood, and then chunks the next one, before finally slicing his three wood into a fairway bunker that it takes him two shots to get out of. He's lying six, and he's probably still 250 yards from the green. I've seen this guy. Hell, I've been this guy. A PGA Tour player turning a bogey into
    1 point
  34. So I've made some rash decisions in the last couple of weeks. Something about not being able to play the game of golf has driven me bonkers, and basically I have built a whole new bag in the last 3 weeks, with the exception of driver, hybrido and putter. I found a set of SS 735.CM Titleists on craigslist about a month ago for 100 bucks with new grips on, and I only played one round with them. Since then, I managed to buy 2 wedges, another set of irons, and a 3W to replace my 4W and match shafts with my other long clubs. Last week I was doing a deep dive on AP2s on ebay....really deep....l
    1 point
  35. I think I started conning myself less once I stopped marrying myself to a score and paying more attention to how many strokes with quality contact and good ball flight. See I think that type of self deprecating mind f#$k is no good. It's reverse con. Still a con. If you are taking the trouble to spend few hours on a a course, you can't abandon yourself and dive head first into misery like that. Man up and find a good instructor. Put your tail between your legs, eat humble pie and do what he tells you for two straight years. You will not only be a better golfer you will be a diff
    1 point
  36. Exercised, wrote some lyrics and recorded a slide guitar solo... so, didn't spend much time with golf today. Did manage about 10 minutes. Day 14 hand-club coordination
    1 point
  37. This one was fun. I had an audience and my attorney wife calling the shot. She did her best Cousin Vinny. My goddaughter (off camera to the left) tried a turn with comical results. And yes, there were bunnies.
    1 point
  38. True to my word, I watched the TourStriker PlaneMate video, and then went out with my TourStriker club and focused on my pivot into a finish position. It was basically Day 5 of the COVID-19 Challenge, and I could really feel the quality of impact improve. I started out with quarter swings, and worked my way up to almost full swings. if I mishit a shot, I went back to quarter swings and began working my way back up. It was a really solid practice session.
    1 point
  39. My current set Driver 10’ and 3W 15’ Callaway XR Pro 2H Cobra Baffie 18’ 4H Benross 22’ 5-PW Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges 50’ 56’ 62’ Mizuno S18 Ping Sigma Tyne H Bag Big Maxx Ocean Aqua
    1 point
  40. Well the same guy developed both. 😀 Snell MTB Black
    1 point
  41. I understand what it is perfectly clearly. They are the same in performance as a prov1. My argument is that I would rather give my money to Dean Snell or the Vice guys to put pressure on Acushnet. You seem to be extremely pro exactly that ball and I am giving a reason why I am not. And Snells and Vice are still cheaper bought in bulk. TITLEIST PRO V1 (vs) SNELL MTB BLACK | MyGolfSpy Snell Golf is the leader in the direct to consumer golf ball space. We put the company's new MTB Black to the test against the market-leading Titleist Pro V1 T
    1 point
  42. Snell and Vice are both good direct to buyer options, coming in under 30 bucks a dozen when you buy 5 or more dozen, with performance and feel similar to the big dogs (ProV, Calaway, TP5 etc.). For the future, there is a separate section of the forum dedicated to equipment, which a club section and an accessory section where balls would fall under. A mod may move this, so if you can't find it, that's where it went.
    1 point
  43. The MTB Black is on par (or on birdie) with the Pro V1.
    1 point
  44. Bought a used set of irons today, and as of now they are in the bag, but I haven't updated my signature because I don't know if I will like them or not. Snagged em up for 100 bucks. Nike wedges remain for now.
    1 point
  45. @colin007 So much for me being a Tour Edge guy.
    1 point
  46. I've made a couple of changes: Driver: Callaway Epic Flash set to 8* 3w: Haven't decided whether my trusty Adams Tight Lies Titanium 13.5* is staying or going. If it goes, the Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero will replace it. I've got it set to 17*, with the weight in the front, and the back weight removed. 3h: Taylormade GAPR Hi at 19* 4h: Nike Vapor Speed at 22* 5h: Nike Vapor Speed at 25* 6i-PW: Nike VR TW v10 irons AW: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Forged 51* (I made my first hole-in-one with this club from another set) SW: Cleveland 588 CB 2.0 at 56* and 12* o
    1 point
  47. Last update was Oct 2018. This summer switched to KBS Tour stiff shafts in my 210's and put in the Sigma Wolverine H putter. This fall upgraded to the 410 LST, 410 hybrid (experimenting with a 7-wood soon) and 3.0 wedges. PING G410 LST 9° 45.25" Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 X D4 swingweight PING G400 Stretch 3-wood13° Hzrdus Yellow 6.0, 75 grams, D3 swingweight PING G410 19°, Graphite Design DI 95 X, D3 swingweight PING i210 4-U wedge, Power Spec lofts, Red color code, +.25" overlength KBS Tour 120 Stiff, D4 swingweight PING Glide 3.0, both standard length,
    1 point
  48. This year I did 3 fittings for woods, irons and wedges. This is what I will game this season. Driver: Titleist TS3 9,5 (8,75) deg with Hzrdus Smoke Black 60 6.0 Spoon: Titleist TS3 15 deg with Hzrdus Smoke Black 70 6.0 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 19 deg with Hzrdus Smoke Black 80 6.0 Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (lie: -1 deg) with KBS Tour $-taper 120 (Black) stiff Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws 52 (51), 56 (55), 60 deg with KBS Tour stiff. All wedges is has -2 deg lie and 52 and 56 is 1 deg strong. Putter: Taylormade SpiderX with KBS CT-Tour Putter
    1 point
  49. So I got my Clicgear 3.5+ today. Figured I would shine these bad boys up and show ya what I'm workin' with.
    1 point
  50. Lots of new stuff the past month, new bag, new irons, new wedges, new putter. Funny story with the putter, it's not mine. Buddy lent it to me in Scottsdale when I couldn't get my bags out of airport security. Putted well with it that day and he said I could keep it 😎 Had some great putting rounds with it since. Using the new i210 irons for a couple weeks. Five rounds in, five rounds under par. Was due for some new wedges (was using standard sole Glide 2.0 wedges) so experimenting with the Glide 2.0 wide sole 54 and 58. Went to stronger lofts with the wedges since the i210's go about a hal
    1 point
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